Copenhagen has a metropolitan population of about 1.9 million people. First documented in the 11th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the beginning of the 15th century and during the 17th century under the reign of Christian IV it became an important regional centre. In 2008 Copenhagen was ranked fourth in a list of top 50 European Cities of the Future after London, Paris and Berlin. It is a user friendly city with easy and plentiful transport systems and eclectic architecture.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Denmark are generally extensive, and Danish society is very tolerant of homosexuality. Denmark was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex unions, in 1989. In 2009 it was the host city for the World OutGames.
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